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Ambition for Ageing eBulletin, November 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of our e-bulletin which contains all the latest news from Ambition for Ageing HQ as well as updates from our partners.


Ambition for Ageing


Less than three weeks left to apply for an age-friendly award for your neighbourhood

Deadline for the submission for the Mayor’s age-friendly neighbourhoods and communities award closes is 1st December.


Is your neighbourhood or community age-friendly? Can you demonstrate that you are:


  • actively working to make your neighbourhood age-friendly
  • involving older people in the development of your neighbourhood
  • committed to future age-friendly goals


We’re looking for submissions from areas of Greater Manchester that are proud of being age-friendly.


Click here for more information and to submit an application on behalf of your neighbourhood.  



Resilience in an Ageing Greater Manchester Report released


Ambition for Ageing has released a report titled Resilience in Ageing in Greater Manchester, looking at the needs of older people in resilience planning.


The report suggests that although older adults can be particularly vulnerable during large-scale disasters, they also possess assets that can contribute to preparedness for shocks.


Click here to download the full report or briefing.



Ageing Better Reports


Big Lottery Fund has launched two new reports produced by national evaluators, Ecorys UK, as part of an ongoing series aiming to share thematic learning from all 14 Ageing Better Partnerships.


Click here to read these reports.



Manchester Institiute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)


Resilience in Ageing seminar postponed


The seminar on Resilience in Ageing that was scheduled for Wednesday 12th December has been postponed until the new year. We will update with more details once a date has been confirmed.


Seminar: Impact and benefits of treating hearing and vision problems for people living with dementia


Taking place on 22nd November. Click here for more information.


Seminar: Age Friendly Rural Areas


Taking place on 19th December. Click here for more information.



Greater Manchester Older People's Network supported by Macc


Celebration event for the GM Older People's Network (GMOPN)


GMOPN are very excited to announce that on 8 January 2019, they will be holding an event to celebrating the work that the network has already achieved and looking to the future for everything that can be achieved in 2019. They would like as many members of the network to be involved as possible!


Here are some ways you can get involved:


  • Event Planning Group

They are looking for people who are interested in being a part of the Event Planning Group. There was an event planning group for the previous Health and Social Care event and they did a fantastic job, so we would love for more members to help plan this event.  If you are interested in coming along to help, the first meeting will be on 21 November. Please email or telephone 0161 834 9823 to confirm your attendance.


  • Video Showcase

GMOPN are also looking for network members who would like to be involved in some videos that will be shown at the event. If you belong to a particular voluntary organisation or are involved with an interesting activity or campaign, then they would love to hear from you. Please email or telephone 0161 834 9823 to tell us about your activity.



LGBT (Equalities Board)


Coming up: Equalities Board event and new research projects


There is a public Equalities Board event on 6th December at Manchester Art Gallery (details below). It will look at what AFA has learned so far about ageing and equality in Greater Manchester. It will launch Ageing Equally?, the new programme of research projects for 2019.


(To read reports and more accessible summaries of the 2017-2018 EB research projects on our website click here.)


Ageing Equally? Equalities Board event


When: Thursday 6th December, 12-4pm
Venue: Manchester City Art Gallery, Mosely Street, Manchester M2 3JL


This year’s event will present what AFA has already learned about ageing in minority and marginalised communities. It will include a briefing session for the new round of equality research projects - where you can find out more about how to apply to do equalities research in your community.


At the event the Equalities Board will:


  • Share what they have learned from our research so far, about how older people from minority communities, and people who face particular forms of discrimination, experience their local neighbourhoods.
  • Explain and explore the ways this research has been carried out.
  • Reflect on the complexity and diversity within minority communities
  • Hear from YOU about the communities YOU know about, to inform the new research programme, Ageing Equally?
  • Hold a briefing session on how to apply for up to £8,000 for a community research project through, Ageing Equally?


 Who should attend?


  • Anyone interested in equalities and ageing
  • Anyone interested in community research
  • Older people who live in Greater Manchester who understand marginalisation and what it means to be part of a minority community.
  • Members of organisations of any kind who would like to take part in the Ageing Equally? community research programme


The event is free, but you need to click here to register.


Download the flyer to share by clicking here.


For more information, or to tell them about any difficulties you may have that stop you attending the event, email, or call on 0345 3303030 (ext. 310)



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